The Little Rose

The Little Rose

by Sheri Fink

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The Little Rose by Sheri Fink, Mary Erikson Washam

The Little Rose is a timeless, heartwarming story about embracing who you really are. Finely detailed, irresistible illustrations bring to life this endearing story of the Little Rose growing amongst a bed of weeds.

Teased by the ugly weeds around her, the Little Rose nearly gives up but then learns to accept and love herself for what she really is, a beautiful rose.

The Little Rose inspires children to embrace who they are despite their current environments.

Themes include: Overcoming Bullying, Self-Esteem, Tolerance, Embracing and Accepting Yourself, Authenticity

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013755192
Publisher: Sheri Fink
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Series: The Little Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,007,682
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sheri Fink is the award-winning author of the #1 best-selling children's books, The Little Rose and The Little Gnome, and an international speaker. Her mission is to inspire and delight children while planting the seeds of self-esteem that can have lifelong benefit.

Sheri's first children's book, The Little Rose, is an enchanting story about a rose growing in a weedbed who learns to accept and love herself despite her differences. Her second inspirational children's book, The Little Gnome, is a heartwarming tale about an adorable garden gnome experiencing the wonder of the four seasons for the first time. The story helps kids of all ages embrace change while learning about the seasons.

In 2011 and 2012, Sheri was selected as one of the top "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading." She is featured in several inspirational non-fiction books, including two international best-sellers, "Self-Esteem Doesn't Come in a Bottle" by Kelly Fallardeau, and "Dare to Dream: This Life Counts" by Debbi Dachinger.

Sheri is a proud supporter of organizations that make a difference in the lives of children, especially Reading Is Fundamental and the Girl Scouts of America.

In addition, she is a founding member of the Evolutionary Business Council, an international, invitation-only council of speakers and influencers dedicated to teaching the principles of success in order to make the world a better place, and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Sheri lives in Southern California with her husband and two kitties.

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The Little Rose 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Jannifer_Powelson More than 1 year ago
“The Little Rose” is a delightful and well written story that helps readers learn to treat others with kindness and respect, no matter how different they may be. Plants come in all shapes and sizes, and so do people. Ms. Fink does an excellent job of conveying acceptance in this story. Readers will empathize with the Little Rose when she is surrounded by plants that do not appreciate her finer qualities and cheer when the Little Rose finds a new home among those who cherish her for her individualism. Cute and colorful illustrations add to the true beauty of this tale, and though “The Little Rose” is written for young children, we can all learn a valuable lesson from this story.
Sherrill_Cannon More than 1 year ago
I gave my granddaughter a copy of this book for Christmas, and my daughter who is a kindergarten teacher has claimed it for her classroom. This is a lovely, beautifully illustrated, picture book for young children which has a wonderful message about acceptance and tolerance, presented as a fun story.
Charmaine_Hammond More than 1 year ago
Sheri Fink has written a story that will benefit all children. The Little Rose is a heartwarming story about embracing who you are, unconditional acceptance, and empathy. Woven through this story and the beautiful illustrations is underlying messages of helping children build confidence, and self acceptance. This book will impact lives in a positive way! Charmaine Hammond, Author On Toby¿s Terms and Toby the Pet Therapy Dog & His Hospital Friends
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kristie I. for Readers Favorite "The Little Rose" is a beautiful story written by Sheri Fink and illustrated by Mary Erikson Washam. Little Rose was surrounded by weeds and never felt as if she fit in with them. Little Rose was teased, called names and treated poorly by those around her. Suddenly one day a Lady noticed Little Rose and came back the next day and transplanted her into a flower bed at her home. Being in a new environment where she is cared for and treated nicely, Little Rose thrives and enjoys life. This is a beautiful story illustrating how people, adults and children alike, respond to those around them and their environments. Just as Little Rose was miserable, stayed small and felt bad about herself in a bed of weeds, so will people who are surrounded by others who do not treat them well. In order to be happy and live up to one's potential, one must be surrounded by others who treat one another with kindness and is given an opportunity to be one's self and grow. This is a good and important lesson for children and a reminder for adults. The story is easy to read as it flows well, is easily understood and is geared toward children and would be a great resource for parents, teachers and counselors. I think this book will be appreciated by people of all ages as it is a timeless lesson that is beautifully illustrated both verbally and visually.
Sandrasvision More than 1 year ago
The Little Rose is a delightful book with an inspiring message. As a Corporate Trainer and Dream Coach®, I often use children's books to illustrate a lesson and to make a point. Thus, the Little Rose is ideal in my line of work. Although it is written for children, the message is timeless. The Little Rose is a book that eloquently speaks of our individuality. It also teaches us to stay strong in adversity so that we can blossom into our creative beings. Ms. Fink captures the essence of what it means to be unique in a way that is endearing to children and motivating to adults who may have forgotten why they are special. What I like best about the Little Rose is that the story is clearly written for children of all ages from 2-92. I would encourage everyone to read this book!
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
The Little Rose is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
JeneeDana More than 1 year ago
The Little Rose is an amazing story and it is a message that is needed for our youth now more than ever. As an award-winning and best-selling author in Education myself, I work with parents and students a lot. I will be recommending this book to all my parents with little ones. Not only is the message of self-esteem powerful, the book also expands your students vocabulary. This is also going to be my go to baby shower gift.
JessicaTherrien More than 1 year ago
Beautiful. A great story with amazing illustrations :)
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
In this story Little Rose is found among the weeds that bullied and stunted her emotional and physical growth. When she is found by a kind lady and transplanted to a better location and environment where she is able to excel in her self esteem and grow into what she was meant to be with a since of empowerment. As the author stated "Embracing Who You Are" Not what other people say you are. How many of our little flowers are planted among weeds that try to choke out their inner and outer beauty and growth causing them to loose confidence in themselves?! This story is a great lesson in self worth for all children and possibly some adults. Even parents can sometimes unintentionally cause their child to feel like Little Rose. Let's be sure to we don't stunt any child's growth. Remember, Children Are Our Future! Disclosure I received a free copy of this book for review from the author, Sheri Fink. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion
Mymcbooks More than 1 year ago
Great Book. My Review: Little Rose grew amongst other flourishing weeds and didn’t quite fit in and never could understand why the other plants treated her differently. They made fun of her, talked behind her back. She tried to be nice to them and fit in but they kept treating her badly. This is one book you can’t wait to share with your children. The little Rose is about overcoming bullying and accepting who you are. It will not only inspire but encourage your children to learn to surround themselves with positive people; people that will build them up not tear them down. Just like the book said, “Just like Little Rose, you are unique, special and beautiful. Seek friends who appreciate you for who you really are and encourage you to be your best”. This story is beautifully illustrated by Mary E Washam who made use of bright colors to help tell the story. If you are currently working with children dealing with the issue of bullying then this is a great book to recommend. Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
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